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    Hi all, my 4 month old goldie (pics here) has started an embarrasing habit of humping. We will get him desxed at about 6 months old, but does it matter if we ignore this until then? He doesn't seem to do it to other dogs or even in public, it's only at home with his mat and usually after dinner or in the evening. I tell him to stop but my husband just laughs and tells me to leave him alone.

    Is this a dominance thing since he's too young for it to be a s@x thing? Or boredom? We take him to the park or beach morning and night....

    Thanks for your advice,
    Lauren

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    He's starting to get his hormones in. Chances are he doesn't even realise he's doing it! My little boy does it every once in a while, I distract him with a toy and he stops. He doesn't hump me or my partner, or the cat. If he did he would be corrected for it as I don't like humpy dogs at all.

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    My 3 1/2 month old pup does it to his stuffed elephant. Quite often. As it's restricted to the elephant I leave him be. If he started on other items/people then I'd see a need to be correcting/distracting.

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    Thanks everyone, he only does it to his mat so I'll just leave it and hope the snip will fix it in a few months time.

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    The snip does not 'fix' humping.
    Bitches hump. Castrated males hump. Its not always a sexual behaviour, its a dominant behaviour.
    Uncastrated males do however do it most lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    The snip does not 'fix' humping.
    Bitches hump. Castrated males hump. Its not always a sexual behaviour, its a dominant behaviour.
    Uncastrated males do however do it most lol
    Correct!
    I thought that when they were castrated the humping would stop but i soon learnt this is not true,
    My pup has been castrated and he still humps!

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    Snipitty snip will not necessarily stop the humping. It cocurs for different reasons, and can last until different ages depending on the dog and many other factors etc.

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    If your pup is not doing it to you or your family, I wouldn't be too concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    If your pup is not doing it to you or your family, I wouldn't be too concerned.
    has never humped "humans" thank god haha

    only humps his bed hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellac View Post
    has never humped "humans" thank god haha

    only humps his bed hahaha


    Sorry, but that is just so funny!

    At least he's keeping it in the bedroom.

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